What was the scope of their involvement?
The first thing we did was to create a very detailed specification, which was in excess of 100 pages. It detailed each of the screens, pop-ups, and functions. In the next stage, we created a working prototype, but it was only a screen prototype, which was good enough for me to show to about 20 companies. I was able to refine the design based on those 20 conversations. The third stage was to then develop it for Android and iOS. We’re using Amazon Web Services and Google in the backend. IrishApps did the frontend design work for us as well. I worked with three people from IrishApps on this project.
How did you come to work with IrishApps?
I was referred to them initially, and I arranged to meet with Cathal, who’s the managing director. At our first meeting, I was impressed with his understanding of my requirements. He also impressed me with his focus on testing. He has a very strong focus on testing the application after it’s developed.
How much have you invested with IrishApps?
I’ve invested $50,000–$100,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We began working together in the first quarter of 2016, and the relationship is ongoing. Our roadmap shows another 18 months of work with IrishApps. We’ve really only started, and this engagement will go on for many years to come.